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Monthly build competition : August 2023

Welcome, one and all, to the August building competition.

Once again, you are challenged to dive into your box of bits, your biscuit tin of bricks or your meticulously organised drawers of parts and create a MOC for the gratification and wonderment of the Brickset family.

This month, rather than choose a specific theme, I cast down the gauntlet as follows...

Pick a song - any song - and either take the whole lyric or just a phrase or a few lines from it, and build a MOC that somehow relates to the words you've chosen.  

When you have finished creating, please post a picture, or pictures, of your creation and also post the artist / title of the song and the relevant lines, in this thread.

The Rules!

1. An original creation, please, not something you've built before.
2. Brick built creations or digital renders are both acceptable.
3. Any Lego creation - a model, a mosaic or any other variation you can come up with, is fine.
4. Multiple entries from one builder is ok.
5. Entries must be posted by midnight (B.S.T) on August 31st, 2023.

The winner will be selected by a method that I haven't decided on yet.  Might be my favourite, might be 'most likes', might be something else.  I shall make an announcement as soon as I've decided.  The winner will be announced as soon as practical after Aug 31st, and will receive a small Lego-related prize.

Ladies and gentlemen.  TO YOUR BRICKS!


  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,560
    The lack of interaction makes me think I may have picked a duff theme.

    Would people prefer a different theme, or shall we let the Monthly Build comp just fade away gracefully? 
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    I can’t speak for anyone else, but here’s my nickel’s worth.

    As fun as it sounds, with several current timesucks in the real world, I don’t have the capacity to create a worthy entry for this month’s competition. Possibly next month though.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,142
    I am in the same boat, a small child is not helpful when trying to build anything at the moment. But will pick it up when I can 
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,002
    August is always a bit quiet, with holidays/vacations etc
  • eggsheneggshen Member Posts: 602
    Sorry @BooTheMightyHamster I'm in the middle of a move and my bricks are in the deepest part of the storage unit since the beginning of July. I'm hoping to participate this month IF we are able to get our stuff out of storage in time.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Missed this, OK, will do!
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 594
    With 20 days left in the month, that leaves 18 to plan/ruminate/think of an idea and 2 to build!
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 707
    I’m in just not creative in thinking of lyrics to build🙃😁
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,482
    Let's get this party started. I just built this today for one of my LUG's upcoming collaborative displays. It's not quite done yet, but it's my gingerbread train station. I didn't have a specific song in mind because I just remembered this contest, but if I had to pick one let's say Gingerbread Man by Dirty Honkers

  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    edited August 13
    I'm not sure this is done, as I'm still pondering it, but I'll throw up my progress. This is a scene base on Psalm 1:3 "He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the [c]rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
    And whatever he does shall prosper." I'm not rendering this yet, because I'm still pondering this.  I want to do little Biblical scenes like this for the entire book of the Psalms, but right now, I'm not really building physically, because I'm waiting for parts, so rather than pull out more, I'm organizing, right now. And my desktop for rendering goes unused because a heatwave is forecasted Also, David, Israel's king, after God's own heart wrote it, to my knowledge. The Psalms were to be set to music.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,142
    Apparently, I heard David thought it should be set to drum n bass. 

    Psalm 1 (The Lord Knows the Way of the Righteous) (Drum & Bass Remix) (feat. Evan Gelist & Josh... - YouTube

    It shouldn't work but it is actually really catchy.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Apparently, I heard David thought it should be set to drum n bass. 

    Psalm 1 (The Lord Knows the Way of the Righteous) (Drum & Bass Remix) (feat. Evan Gelist & Josh... - YouTube

    It shouldn't work but it is actually really catchy.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 825
    edited August 17
    Finally found some free time and cobbled something together.
    The lyric is from the Police ‘Walking on the Moon’

  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,267
    Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon". CMF Series 14 "Wolf Guy" and glow-in-the-dark 4x4 dish from a Mixel.
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 707
    These were great and I finally came up with a song to try - Rock Lobster.  Unfortunately, I didn’t end up with time to make it. 

    Looking forward to what the September Build brings!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,560
    Oops!  Where did September suddenly appear from!

    I shall update this tonight.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,560
    Apologies!  Life has been getting in the way!

    Thank you all for the entries.  Special mention goes to @GothamConstructionCo for picking a great song by one of my favourite bands, but I'm going to award the prize, this month, to @560Heliport, for a simple, effective diorama that made me laugh out loud!

  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 825
    edited September 13
    Congratulations @560Heliport and thank you for organising the competition @BooTheMightyHamster
    If no one else has already volunteered, I’m happy to run the mid September to mid October and possibly the last building competition.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,560
    I have spoken to @560Heliport, and he has been most kind and suggested that rather than ship a small set over to the USA, I should make a donation to Fairy Bricks instead, which I will do today.  
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,560
    @GothamConstructionCo - That would be great.  Thank you.
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